Assistant Professor - Department of Languages and Literature

Austin Peay State University

Position Summary:


Each university associate professor is an integral part of a local, institutional framework for the cultivation, explication, development, and criticism of knowledge and ideas in the applicable discipline. Each associate professor seeks to teach ably, to pursue research and write well, and to engage in public service related directly to the applicable discipline or the general good of society. The goal in all these endeavors is to balance tradition and innovation, knowledge and criticism, rationality and sensibility, so as to improve the intellectual and cultural lives of students, colleagues, and the community.


Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education.

Required Qualifications:


  • Doctoral degree in English or a field related to English Education (for example, Literacy Studies, Curriculum and Instruction, or Language Arts) required. Preference given to candidates with teacher licensure and high school teaching experience.

  • At least three (3) years of teaching or equated experience after receiving the appropriate terminal degree shall be required for promotion to Associate Professor.

  • Documented evidence of high quality professional productivity which may lead to national recognition in the academic discipline, and/or consonant with the goals of the University and of the academic unit to which the faculty member belongs.

  • Documented evidence of ability in academic assignment and/or scholarly and creative achievement, and/or professional contributions and activities.

  • Evidence of good character, mature attitude, and professional integrity.

  • A background search will be required of the successful applicant.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicant review will continue until the position is filled.


Please refer all questions to [email protected]


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